Krokmitën is an experimental Death Metal band from Montréal.
[pronounced croc-me-ten] Definition: Cajun phonetic spelling of the french word "croque-mitaine". A shapeless imaginary being used by adults to frighten children into behaving. Syn; Boogeyman, Bonhomme sept-heures, El coco, El ogro, Böögg, Monstret under sängen, Der schwarze Mann, Bicho Papão, Mörkö, Alploochra, Antchoutka, Bouloulou, Namahage...
Krokmitën 2015 Line-up:
Simlev (Guitar + Vocals)
In the early 90's, inspired by the peak of Thrash Metal and the early Death Metal scene, mainman Simlev and a couple of friends formed Krokmitën. They recorded two demos and played gigs in and around the Montreal area. Subsequently, each band member had to deal with their respective life obligations; a lenghty hiatus ensued.
With a fresh start in mind, Simlev rebuilt Krokmitën from the ground up, wrote and recorded 'Alpha-Beta' starting in 2005. The 46-minute track with animation synched to the music was then released in August 2011 with help from original drummer Mathz and newcomer guitarist Dubg. 'Alpha-Beta' created fans worldwide and was very well received by critics of the metal scene. Mathz parted ways with Krokmitën in late 2012 to pursue other projects, and Lupiaan, a long-time friend of the band, quickly became official drummer. While collaboration with Dubg came to an end, Simlev and Lupiaan slaved over production of the second official album that took over 20 months to create. A 50-minute non-stop piece called 'Omicron-Omega', saw the light of day in July 2014.
Simlev is now working on Krokmitën's third full lenght album titled 'HETA' with the help of drummer Guyot Begin-Benoit (ex Beyond Creation, Brought By Pain, Voidmask). The album should be released before the end 2016.
Stay tuned as things progress.
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Hikikomori (Japan) 2014/07/8
I listened to this, very fuckin awesome! i sharing it, great material! greetings from Osaka!
Bumbi (Croatia) 2013/05/19
I really like those raw sounds and brutal vocals, it shows how music is one of the most flexible things in the world and metal is just so powerfull and that's why I love it so much. You guys did a great job, just keep doing it! Making music is obviously your thing!
necromincer (India) 2013/04/17
im happy i found something THIS BIG , very fucking happy. The first song got me jump outta my seat... This is some seriously good stuff man, nothing so authentic like this AMAZING!!!!!!!!
chopper (South Africa) 2013/03/20
Hey guys, your awesome!! Keep up the good work.....
touz (Canada) 2013/03/11
Congratulation guy's! Your Toccata & Fugue reprise is simply amazing!
At the same time, I want to wish you all the best for the future. Bonne continuation!
BandMissionary (United States) 2012/12/14
I was blown away....its been awhile since I found something new..Thats what I do is find metal bands and shove them in peoples faces...damn yall gave me hope that its still out there!!! Kudos!!! \m/
Nadia the Witch (Belgium) 2012/11/19
Great to found you , awesome work guys !
Jeroen (Netherlands) 2012/11/04
Awesome tracks! Very refreshing approach on the Death Metal genre. Keep up the good work!
Arturo AT (Mexico) 2012/10/31
At fist, i was a little afraid of your proyect, didn´t hear anything from you in the past, actually I knew your work from Twitter. I most say, that your vision on DEATH METAL is UNIQUE as fucking hell! I´m not talking about just the music, but the lyric concept, wich I consider quite intelligent and propositive. The fact that you share so freely your music with the fans, it´s somenthing that shall be followed by a lot of new and, why not, old bands. The world has changed a lot in the last years, and the way you spread your work it fits perfectly to the needs of a new generation of MetalHeads and establishes a real-time relacionship with the fans all over the world. Thank you so much for this!
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